One night before going to bed, I took out the little tub of Abreva that I purchased from Target. I think it cost me something like $14, yes a little price but it really works and well worth every last penny! I dabbed it on the little tiny bump just as soon as I started to feel the early warning signs that a cold sore is coming, like itching or tingling because that's what the directions suggest. That way the medication in Abreva stops the cold sore from developing into a big ugly mess.
So as I applied a little dab on and gently rubbed it into my cold sore, I decided to also experiment and apply a dab of it to a pimple that I noticed on my face and thought, "well, it couldn't hurt". When I woke up in the morning, the red inflamed pimple was almost completely gone! I went on the Abreva website to read about there product and discovered that it was FDA approved and read about the causes of cold sores and browsed through the helpful and interesting info.
P.S. If you go to there website, there's a little tab that says "think savings" I clicked on it and registered so I can qualify for a coupon that I was able to print out right after I completed my registration.
By Amoona from Rochester, NY
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How do you get rid of a pimple fast?
Make a paste of baking soda and water and apply! I found it by looking up uses for baking soda yesterday.
Put Benzoyl Peroxide on it! ... But if you can find it, an acne remedy with the main ingredient "Sulfur" works even better, this is the ingredient in that "acne mask" they sell on TV. It's a bit stinky, but Oh does it work!
---> My top favorite acne remedy is "Scaplicin". There are 2 types, you don't want the hydrocortisone formula, but the one made with Salicylic Acid diluted in Alcohol. The Salicylic Acid percentage is much greater than in any other acne remedy, all you need it a tiny bit on the tip of a Q-tip then dab it to your zit. Scalpicin is made for people that have itchy & flaky scalps. You dap it on at night & the next morning your acne is gone!... Don't use this treatment very often as it will dry out your face. Use sparingly for emergencies.
Lately, I've been using anti bacterial hand cleaner; the kind you carry around with you. Mine is just a store brand, but I've had good luck.
Can't use benzoyl peroxide because I'm allergic to it, but I bet it works.
Toothpaste, Milk of Magnesia are supposed to work.
I know one that I've used. Crush a regular aspirin and mix with a little water to make a paste and put it on the zit. Aspirin contains salicytic acid which is in most pimple cleaning facial cleansers.
Some people have good luck with Witch Hazel, just buy it at a regular drug store. It's regular alcohol with herbs distilled in it.
On average the life of a pimple is 4-6 weeks so it is difficult to get completely rid of them fast. Do masks of milk of Magnesia to absorb some oil and use a 10% BHA product such as Persagel. You can get it at the drugstore. Put it on after the mask and when your face is nice and dry before you go to bed.
I have a friend who used to dab on good old fashioned (not gel) toothpaste overnight ... Worked for him and inexpensive ;-)
Benzol Peroxide.... You can get it in generic or store brand form. The brand name is Persagel. It works wonders.
Someone once told me to pulverize an aspirin & dab it on with a drop or 2 of water. I'm not sure. I have never tried it. Has anyone ever tried this?
What was your luck with it?
Besides Clearisil type products, I've used a dab of toothpaste overnight, the antibacterial hand soap, rubbing alcohol on a q-tip, and Bactine. All seem to work on blemishes.
Good old fashioned Dawn. It takes the grease right out of your way!! I have been using it every other day for about a year now. It has done wonders. On more oily skin about everyday. I have combo skin so I add a few drops to my washcloth and scrub away, then rinse in cool water and then dab apple cider vinegar as my astringent. I know it sounds corny, but try it. To get rid of one, use toothpaste--not gel--but paste over night--AFTER washing your face in warm water and rinsing in cool. Good luck to you--oh and for everyone else, this works as good as Proactiv, only you don't have to use it for the rest of your life in order to keep good results.
I like Calamine lotion. When my face is breaking out, I put on calamine just before bed. And my skin looks noticeably better in the morning. The same ingredients that work for chicken pox work great on acne.
Use eye-drop fluid. It takes redness out and really works quick.
I've tried alot of things even going to a skin care doctor but what works for me is using colgate toothpaste with peroxide just dab on pimple before going to bed and by the next morning its completely gone or at least a noticable difference.hope this helps.
What is the most effective way to get rid of pimple in just a day. All I have here is tomato, garlic, and honey. Please help me. I don't want to go on a vacation with this nasty big pimple in my nose.
By Eloise P.
I had a pimple on my face; what can I do for it?
By Aman from Agra
I read a tip to put a fresh and clean towel over your pillow each night. Also stay away from processed foods and chemicals in food.
Here is a link to some natural remedies....earthclinic.com/
Robyn from Tennessee
I have 2 pimple marks on face. Does anyone know how I can remove them quickly? Perhaps even within 1 day?
By shamima from India
Comfrey works great. It's an herb you can get at any health food store. Simply make a tea and dab it on. Clears the acne within a few days. Usually works within 2 days for me.
I have had really good luck with anti bacterial hand cleanser. Just the plain old kind everyone carries with them these days. I put the cleanser on morning and night; If I'm home I do it more, but really twice a day is enough.
Usually it's considerably less pronounced the next day or next evening. Usually it's gone in two-three days or so. But - it will not work at all for me if I squeeze the blemish or play around with it. I don't know why. I also don't know why plain liquid alcohol doesn't work. Good Luck!
Well if the pimple is ready to be popped (white puss area), I usually put a really warm rag and scrub it. It goes away in a little while.
Can you use honey for pimples?
Riley from Vancouver
I do not know about honey; but, the best treatment for pimples that I have found is a tiny dab of toothpaste just before bed. (It smells good and it is not sticky like honey.)
This worked wonders for me when I was younger and my teenage son used it also. It also works on any type of skin infection (pimples, boils, fever blisters, cold sores, etc).
Yes you can. Put a dab of honey over the pimple, and then top it with a band aid. By the next morning you should see a big improvement.
Hi, I am totally frustrated by my reoccuring acne. Just when it seems im rid of it its back again. I am so sick of forking out heaps of money on inaffective products, please help me, I am so tired of walking with my face down!
The antibacterial properties of honey can help some people treat their skin blemishes. This is a page about how to use honey for skin blemishes.